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Synthesis of hydrocarbons via catalytic reduction of CO2

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NRL

A method of: introducing hydrogen and a feed gas containing at least 50 vol % carbon dioxide into a reactor containing a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst; and heating the hydrogen and carbon dioxide to a temperature of at least about 190° C. to produce hydrocarbons in the reactor. An apparatus having: a reaction vessel for containing a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst, capable of heating gases to at least about 190° C.; a hydrogen delivery system feeding into the reaction vessel; a carbon dioxide delivery system for delivering a feed gas containing at least 50 vol % carbon dioxide feeding into the reaction vessel; and a trap for collecting hydrocarbons generated in the reaction vessel.

Inventors: 
Tran, Nick E.; Hardy, Dennis R.; Lambrakos, Samuel G.; Michopoulos, John G.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2011-07-13
Grant Date: 
2013-05-07
Grant time: 
664 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
12
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY